A lot of people have posted online how they earn in dollars on Fiverr.
And the desire to earn in dollars pushed you to create your own account with the hope that after doing that, clients will flood in to pay for your services.
But after weeks of creating your Fiverr account and yet, NO CLIENT.
You’re now beginning to doubt if what these people said about earning on Fiverr is true or not.
To be honest, getting your first client on the platform is hard, especially as a new seller.
So in this post, we will discuss the three ways you can use to get your first client on Fiverr.
Without wasting time, let’s dive in.
Understand the Platform Called Fiverr
I have to let you know that Fiverr works like Google in that it uses keywords to rank content for its users. This means that if you don’t optimize your profile with the right keywords, your gigs won’t rank.
So the secret of getting your first Fiverr client centers on the visibility of your gigs during a search to buyers.
It means that once they start to see them, you’re on the course of getting your first client.
What are the ways to get this first client?
The answers will lead us to the reason why you’re reading this post.
- Optimize Your Gigs
You aim to rank your gigs on the first page. Once your gigs start to appear, people will start placing orders, which will increase with time.
Steps to optimizing your gigs include:
- Create and build your seller profile
This has to do with filling in every detail of your profile. Here are things to do:
- Use a username that will help you to rank
- Use a quality picture for your profile
- Write an eye-catching sentence below your picture
- Craft a profile description with a call-to-action
- Add your education qualifications
- Carry out a comprehensive keyword research
Find keywords with low competition (let’s say long-tail keywords) that you can easily rank for on the first page.
Instead of writing content writing services, narrow it down to content writing on “home decor”.
- Use the right SEO for your gigs
This has to do with placing the SEO at the right places within your gigs.
Using the right SEO helps the algorithm understand what the gig is about. Here’s what to do:
- Place 2 or 3 keywords in your title
- Select the category and subcategory that matches with your gig
- Use the right tags on your gigs
- As a new seller, keep the prices of your gigs low. After you must have gotten 15 to 25 good reviews, you can then increase the price
- Use keywords in your gig description. While crafting your description, talk about the buyer problems and challenges and how you will solve them
- Design a gig picture. You can use Canva to design this picture. Also, 30 seconds video where you explain about the gig can be added to help boost your ranking
- Add samples of your work (if any)
- Sending Buyer Requests
This section of Fiverr can get you your first client. As a seller, you’re allowed to respond to 10 job offers daily, and make sure you use this opportunity to your advantage.
Bear this in mind while responding to buyer requests:
- Write a customized job offer. Don’t just apply for a job with a generic writeup of other job offers. To get a job this way, you have to send a specific response to each job offer.
- While responding write about the job and how you plan to do it. Don’t focus entirely on yourself or your expertise. Ask the buyers questions for them to know that you know your job.
- Craft a price and short offer. Avoid creating long content because many buyers won’t read it.
- Keep your tone friendly and business casual.
- Make your price a few dollars less than the buyer’s budget. It will give a chance of getting the job over others. Example: The buyer’s budget is $40 for 4 articles, set yours $35 for the job.
- Share Your Gigs on Social Media Groups
Social media is a great way of exposing your Fiverr profile and landing your first client.
You have to join job groups where freelancers are hired regularly. Make sure you’re an active member by engaging with other people’s posts and sharing your gigs’ links with them.
Make sure that you obey the group or platform rules to avoid being banned or removed from the group.
However, understand that you can use this method in the beginning as a new seller but as you get few reviews on your profile, then you have to stop.
Now I’d like to hear from you on this post.
Which tip would you like to try first?
Or probably I missed a particular tip.
Either way, drop your comment in the box below.